Big night of racing pulls the big names - Gus Underwood

August 02, 2017

Consultation is the key: Champions reinsman Gavin Lang has called for an inclusive process when determining changes to the whip rule in harness racing.

HARNESS racing punters have a marathon program to contend with tomorrow night with a 10-race card at Echuca’s Frank Ryan Raceway.

First race kicks-off at 5.30pm with the final event at 10pm.

Local trainers will line-up several starters at the meeting and several hopefuls will venture over the border from the Riverina to tackle the Victorians.

Echuca trainer Matthew Beecroft lines-up Wandanas Fivestarz after a spell in the second event for CO Only class horses in which one of his rivals will be Ona Safari trained by Barmah’s Trevor Galloway.

Rob Caldwell has I It’s Me engaged in race five, the Harold Ogden Memorial for CO Only class pacers, in which another Echuca trainer, Susan Smith, will be represented by Dentona.

Mick McMahon has Dallas Nikolay going around in race six while Col Height has Fangalo resuming in the final event.

Punters may be able to get a winning start to the meeting by supporting the consistent Long Forest Creek in the opening event.

Top reinsman Gavin Lang has just the one drive in a rare appearance at an Echuca meeting when he partners the inform Im Shadow Boxer for trainer Nicole Molander in the third event.

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